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The Nest (US cover) - Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney

Book Review: The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Reviewed by Dennis Menard One phrase I have learned to avoid like the proverbial plague in book blurbs is the remark that it was “laugh out loud funny.” Too often this means it is merely farcical. Hence it is seldom …

Anatomy of a Soldier

You Review: Anatomy of a Soldier – Harry Parker

Reviewed by Didi Groenhoff Captain Tom Barnes leads British troops in a war zone. One unfortunate day he steps on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and gets severely hurt. This moment does not only affect Tom, but also the citizens …

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You Review: Green Island – Shawna Yang Ryan

Review by Lise Brouwers Shawna Yang Ryan, acclaimed author of 2009’s Water Ghosts, now returns with her latest novel, Green Island. Though both deeply rooted in her past, and history of the Chinese, Green Island has a whole new approach. …